What’s On at The Sanctuary Thailand
This week at the Sanctuary…
1st – 5th September 2015
Most massages specifically focus on muscles. They seek to loosen and relax muscles by applying pressure to them and gently manipulating them. The Alchemy of Touch Myofascial Chi-Release Massage Method does this too, but takes it one step further. It operates on the principle that you can unlock stored stress and tension in the body, releasing and opening up the energy channels to restore the balance in body-mind! Like a network of rivers nourishing a landscape, the opened channels through which Chi flows will nourish and energize your entire being!
7th to 13th September, 2015
1 week intensive program consists of 7 hours of total activities every day (plus Q&A sessions) and includes theory lectures and practice of Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama and Qigong. Next day practice is directly connected to what was taught on the theory part. Practice section will include: Meditation, Qigong, Yoga asana practice, each day devoted to special topic, Special Self-Treatment and healing techniques, Healing and transformation trough proper breathing, Yoga Nidra, compete relaxation technique and gateway to work on subconsciousness.
Holistic Rebalancing Training – with Ananda Kumar and Aleksandra Moren
21- 30 September, 2015
Immerse yourself into 10 days of retreat life in a paradise while learning and experiencing deep healing tools and meditations, practicing yoga, sharing and opening new spaces inside ! You will learn skills that can empower your life whether you wish to become a professional therapist or gain more essential knowledge about mystery of body, rebalancing massage, meditation and yoga for yourself. Holistic Rebalancing massage is a powerful healing tool to heal & balance physical and energetic system. It’s a lovely fusion of joint release to melt & relax, deep tissue massage to release pain/holdings/memory, energy work to heal & balance. Feel the bliss with fresh body and energy !
Embrace the healing power of the Ocean, Free Diving and SCUBA available at the Sanctuary
From May to Early November we offer weekly in-water activities designed to complement and enhance your Yoga and meditation practices. “Embrace the Ocean” workshops are available for those who wish to overcome fear of water, Free Diving courses and also a full range of SCUBA diving courses and excursions are on offer.
Come and try one of our three daily yoga classes!
The Sanctuary does not offer physically dynamic yoga classes, choosing instead to return to asanas as a focus for breath and stillness, to enhance your experience of tranquility, inner peace, and quiet mind.
Cost – 350 Baht per class or purchase 7 pre-paid tickets for 2,100 Baht (300 Baht per class)
8am Vinyasa Flow (not Saturday)
10.30am Yoga for Beginners and Fasters
‘Like’ our Facebook page to see future weekly timetables and event posters directly on your Facebook news feed – www.facebook.com/sanctuarythailand Our week begins every Sunday at 3pm with The Gathering at the Tea Temple. At this event you can discover what the following week will bring. You can meet our healers and teachers, ask questions, sign up for events and be involved in free demonstrations. Monday to Friday sees a variety of classes, workshops and events. Some classes last between 1 and 2 hours and workshops may run for a few hours to a few days. We also have free Tea Temple events – such as kirtan singing, chanting, conscious cinema (discourses and spiritual documentaries) and talks. You can drop into the Tea Temple at any time to find out more information and sign up for classes and workshops. The Tea Temple is open between Sunday and Friday for tea, shakes and snacks. Between 1 and 3 pm, the Tea Temple serves a simple yet delicious Japanese-inspired lunch menu – including range of healthy salads, Sushi rolls with brown rice and Miso soup!
Regular events and classes that we are currently hosting include:
- Weekly Astrology Weather Report every Monday – Free
- Introduction to Ayurveda and Holistic Health – Free class
- every week more free talks and presentations 3pm
- Daily free Meditation classes – 6 to 7pm
We have a range of alternative and spiritual documentaries and discourses available to watch in the Tea Temple on demand.
Regular Free Weekly Events
Tuesday Movie under the Stars
Lay back and relax on the beach underneath the starry sky and enjoy a movie from our eclectic collection, every Tuesday night at 8:30pm. Movies are screened in the restaurant during wet weather!
Thursday Open Mic Night
From singing, guitar, poetry and comedy to raincoat fashion parades, dijeridoo and belly dancing; we’ve nearly seen it all at our very popular Open Mic night. It happens every Thursday night at the Sanctuary restaurant. Whether you are on stage or in the audience, it is always an entertaining evening.. our talented Thai staff often join in the fun!
The Gathering – 3pm every Sunday
Join us at the Tea Temple every Sunday at 3pm for the opportunity to meet our healers… learn about the natural therapies on offer, ask questions and participate in demonstrations. It is also the perfect chance to meet other guests and find out about upcoming workshops, events and classes! During the School of Life, workshop teachers will present talks and demonstrations at the Gathering, before their workshop begins on Monday.
Either take on the challenge of the jungle walk to Had Rin town (approximately 2 hours) or perhaps explore the riverbed and the waterfalls as the trail meanders its way up the hillside. There are also walks to other bays further north on the east coast. The viewpoint is a beautiful place that some people find on their first day here, yet others take years to discover! A short 15 minute walk to the top of the headlands reveals a stunning view up the coast and of neighbouring island Koh Samui. Getting there for sunrise is a pilgrimage well worth the effort.
Traditional Thai long-tail boat trips can be arranged with any of the family boatmen. Cruise the east coast in a long-tail boat and enjoy waterfalls, stunning coral and deserted beaches.
We offer sea kayaks for rent as an adventurous and healthy way to explore the beautiful east coast of Koh Phangan. Take a packed lunch, visit deserted beaches and practice your snorkelling!
Ang Thong Marine National Park Day Trip
Located west of Koh Phangan, a speedboat day trip to the marine reserve can be organised for you. This is an amazing day out where you can snorkel in totally untouched coral gardens, picnic on empty beaches and explore the Emerald Lake.
Our up and coming retreats and workshops are displayed below… simply click on the event you are interested in for further details and booking information!
Upcoming Retreats and Workshops at The Sanctuary Thailand
August 3 -7 / September 14-18
Start the day with a dynamic Vinyasa flow class with Pilates and breath work to relax , improve your flexibility and strengthen the core. We will practice in a beautiful hall immersed in nature. After the class you will feel vitalized, refreshed and motivated.
The Sanctuary has plenty of healthy, delicious food options for your breakfast while watching the ocean lap at your feet. ( Fasting Optional * )
Embrace your Sense of Adventure – Yoga Bliss Retreat with Jayne Becca and Tracy Sadler
3- 13 October, 2015
Leave your stress behind and embrace your sense of adventure for the trip of a lifetime! It’s an opportunity to explore, really see the world and awaken your senses. We will be practising yoga twice daily over looking the tree tops, enjoying delicious healthy food, lounging by the beach and exploring the coastline. The idyllic setting on a near-deserted beach with translucent water is, indeed, a sanctuary. This friendly refuge is the perfect place to experience yoga, drop into deep pockets of solitude and truly immerse yourself in the present moment.